People with the sickle cell mutation have crescent (sickle) shaped blood cells that provide resistance against malaria. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle…
In 1984 an 8 year old girl with sickle cell disease developed acute myeloid leukemia. To treat the cancer, the doctors gave her chemo and a stem cell transplant from her sibling. Not only did this cure her cancer, but it cured her SCD too. She remains disease free nearly three decades later. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Being a carrier of sickle cell anemia provides resistance to malaria ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the 1859 Sickles affair scandal in which a Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed Francis Scott Key’s son in front of the white house for sleeping with his wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned about sickle (or scythe) trees, in which scythes are often found embedded, from when men hung them in trees before going to fight the Civil War roadsideamerica.com/story…
In April of 2018, RevΓ©e Agyepong became one of the first adults to be cured of sickle cell anemia via stem cell transplant. RevΓ©e’s donor was her own sister, who turned out to be a 100% match. cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
Sickle cell anemia is an example of natural selection in humans. Regions of the globe with higher rates of sickle cell are those with higher rates of malaria, as malaria is not effective against sickle cells. Being a carrier (one normal + one sickle gene) made one fit in that environment. youtu.be/Zsbhvl2nVNE
General Daniel E. Sickles, who led the Union troops to the brink of defeat at Gettysburg, had previously murdered his wife's lover and been acquitted due to insanity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned about Cronus, son of Gaia and Uranus who, while still in the womb and with the help of his mother, cut off his father's genitals with a flint sickle. He later went on to impregnate his sister and eat all of his children besides one named Zeus. maicar.com/GML/Castration…
The ancient druids believed that mistletoe was too sacred to be collected by just anyone. They allowed it to be harvested only on the sixth day of a new moon and only by a white-robed priest armed with a golden sickle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
The alien in Alien was played by a Nigerian man named Bolaji Badejo. He died of sickle cell anemia in 1992, at the age of 39. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
People with sickle cell disease have a natural resistance to malaria. pnas.org/content/115/28/7…
The entire illness of sickle cell anemia is caused by an error in a single nucleotide. The error causes the glutamic acid codon in the b-globin gene to become valine instead and creates a defective protein in all of one’s blood cells as a result. muhlenberg.edu/academics/…
Today I learned of Kamla Devi, an Indian woman who won a fight with a leopard after struggling with it for 30 minutes. She managed to kill it with a sickle. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of Daniel Sickles, a General during the Battle of Gettysburg A cannonball hit his leg, and he was carried off. He rode away on horseback, smoking a cigar and smiling; he was given a Medal of Honor. He was amputated and put it on display. He killed Francis Scott Key's son for courting his wife en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
People who carry the sickle cell trait have increased tolerance to malaria because the cell membrane is so porous scientificanimations.com/…
At a soccer match in Brazil in 2013, a referee stabbed a player to death. He was then quartered and decapitated using a sickle and his severed head was placed on a spike on the field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Saudi Arabia promotes practice of marriage between close relatives which has produced high level of several genetic disorder including thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, spinal muscular atrophy, deafness and muteness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
A man turned himself in after beating his then 23 year old girlfriend to death. After the autopsy, it was determined that she died of natural causes (Sickle Cell), and she would've died the next day regardless. He pled Guilty to Assault and Battery. news.google.com/newspaper…
Bolaji Badejo, the performance artist that played the first Alien in the Ridley Scott movie of the same name, died of Sickle Cell Anemia at the age of 39 in 1992. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
Sickle-cell anemia protects the carrier from malaria, which is why it is seen mostly in people of African descent microbewiki.kenyon.edu/in…
By 6 months of age infants complete the switch from fetal hemoglobin, which has a higher affinity for oxygen, to adult hemoglobin. However, fetal hemoglobin can be pharmacologically reactivated in adults. This can be used for the treatment of sickle-cell disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
African-Americans and Hispanics are required to take a blood test for sickle cell before getting a marriage licence in the State of New York. nysenate.gov/legislation/…
The only remaining country that uses a hammer and sickle in its flag is Transnistria, a "de facto independent" but unrecognized former Soviet republic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Linus Pauling-adored scientist of renown and winner of two Nobel prizes-suggested that carriers of sickle cell genes should have tattoos on their foreheads to discourage fellow carriers from mating with them. scarc.library.oregonstate…
28% of newborns were tested for Sickle-Cell anemia in France in 2007. This form of anemia is not found in Europeans of French origin, but exclusively people of African, near Eastern, and Indian origin. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Today I learned of Kamla Devi, a 56 year old Indian who got ambushed by a leopard and killed it with the only thing she had- an iron sickle. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 17th/18th century Poland, they buried their dead with sickles over their necks if they suspected them of being vampires. history.com/news/the-trut…
9/10 men with sickle cell anaemia will suffer a medical emergency called priapism- a sustained and painful erection lasting several hours. nhs.uk/conditions/Priapis…
Roman agriculture used a kind of automatic harvester or reaper when collecting in ripe crops but the machine was forgotten in the Dark Ages, during which period reapers reverted to using scythes and sickles to gather crops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Heterozygous carriers of Sickle-Cell Disease experience only mild effects from the disease and are extremely resistant to malaria, making it a sought after gene in some parts of the world en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The sickle-cell anemia gene is a mutation that helps people in malaria ridden countries become resistant to malaria - which is why it is more prevalent in black people today anthro.palomar.edu/synthe…
Today I learned of "Mad" Dan Sickles, a Union general whose leg was struck by a 12-lb cannonball at Gettysburg. After amputation, he dispatched his surgeon to deliver the leg to the newly founded Army Medical Museum. He would occasionally visit on the anniversary of the amputation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Sickle cell anemia is actually a genetic mutation and is an adaptive advantage to people living in malaria infested areas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic…
Russia Airlines (aka Aeroflot) still has a hammer and sickle on its logo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
The coat of arms of Austria has hammer and sickle on it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
There is a Hammer and Sickle character in Unicode ☭ ☭ ☭ fileformat.info/info/unic…
Sickle-cell disease may have evolved as protection against Malaria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic…
The first person to use the temporary insanity defense in court was Daniel Sickles, a Civil War solider, and a US Politician in the 1860's who had killed his wife's lover. history.com/topics/americ…
In 1964, a man was acquitted of beating his girlfriend to death after medical examiners discovered the victim had a fatal case of Sickle-cell anemia and would have died the following morning, even if her boyfriend had not beaten her. He was charged with aggravated assault and battery. news.google.com/newspaper…
People with Sickle Cell Trait are 90% more secure towards severe Malaria conditions, thus their number continues to rise in West Africa. Child of two parents suffering Sickle Cell Trait is able to inherit Sickle Cell Desease which implies an increased risk of death and severe pain attacks. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Sickle Cell Disease is sort of the bodies way of fighting Malaria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic…
Some German prototype tanks in WW2 (Such as the Maus shown here) had a hammer and sickle painted on them to "trick" a Soviet spy should there be one to make him think it was a captured Soviet vehicle. youtube.com/watch?v=8PTFn…
Malaria-prone regions generally have significantly higher rates of sickle cell anaemia, as carriers for the recessive anaemia gene have a natural genetic resistance to malaria hhmi.org/biointeractive/m…
Bolaji Badejo, the Nigerian born artist who played the Alien in Ridley Scott's Alien, was cast as the Alien after being randomly observed in a bar as an "impossibly tall and skinny" man; beloved by all he knew, he died In December 1992 from complications of sickle-cell anemia in Nigeria alienseries.wordpress.com…
While on trial for the murder of his wife's lover, future Civil War general Daniel Sickles had future Secretary of War Edwin Stanton on his defense team. It was the first successful use of the temporary insanity defense. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Sickle Cell Trait protects against Malaria microbewiki.kenyon.edu/in…
Sickle Cell Anemia is more present in people of African decent because it gives them a resistance to malaria. 23andme.com/health/Sickle…
The first American who was acquitted of murder do to temporary insanity was Daniel Sickles a congressman from NY who shot Francis Scott Key's son in broad daylight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
People carrying the gene for sickle cell anemia are resistant to malaria newscientist.com/article/…
Armand Hammer owner of occidental petroleum was named after the hammer and sickle of communism, whose father was a founder of the communist party in the US, and was a close friend of Lenin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
[] TIL In 1859 Daniel Sickles was acquitted using the first temporary insanity plea in US history for the murder of his wife's lover. And still retained his seat in Congress en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Sickle Cells are Being Used to Fight Tumor Growth healtheo360.com/blog/677/…
Aeroflot still uses the winged hammer and sickle symbol as it's logo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
Daniel Sickles was the first person in America acquitted due to a "temporary insanity" defense, had his leg amputated after injuries received at the Battle of Gettysburg, and donated his amputated leg to the Army Medical Museum. civilwar.org/education/hi…
In classical mythology Saturn castrated Uranus with a sickle ancienthistory.about.com/…
Sickle celled hemoglobin can be a benefit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mut…

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